Hilltop Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Open to portable, non-motorized watercraft. This is due to the infestation of aquatic mussels in the lake.  Trailered motor boats may launch at Green Ridge, Stillwater and Sunset Point Boating Sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open ONLY to non-motorized and non-trailered vessels.
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Rentals & Guides: Boats rentals are available at marina on Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees Arapaho Nat'l Recreation Area use fee required. $5 daily fee. Annual passes available.
Permit Info: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No over night camping. All boats are required to undergo an inspection for zebra and quagga mussels mandated by Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Grand Lake, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concession operated.

General Information

Directions: Enter the town of Grand Lake and follow signs for Hilltop.

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Boating - Non-Motorized

From the town of Grand Lake, CO, follow signs to Hilltop on Jericho Road. This boat ramp is surrounded by shallower waters and is located next to the canal that connects the waters of Shadow Mountain Reservoir to Grand Lake. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD's) are highly recommended for all boaters and required for children 12 years and under. A valid pass for the Arapaho National Recreation Area is required.
Trailer ParkingYes
Fuel availabilityFuel is available at marinas on Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
Launch RampsYes
Difficulty Level: Easy


Boat ramp non-motorized, non-trailered boats
Fee charged for some activities

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